Growing tensions | 8th Brigade rejects Russian forces order to fight in Syrian desert, while Russian proxies' salary payments delayed by 5 months • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Growing tensions | 8th Brigade rejects Russian forces order to fight in Syrian desert, while Russian proxies’ salary payments delayed by 5 months

Reliable sources have informed SOHR that tensions have recently escalated between the leaders of “8th Brigade” of “5th Corps” and the Russian forces in province of Daraa in the south of Syria.

This tension has broken out as Russia constantly demands from the brigade commanders to send combatants to combat ISIS, whose activity has recently escalated across the Syrian desert.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, the leadership of Russian-backed “8th Brigade” in Daraa has rejected sending fighters to fight in the Syrian desert due to the presence of foreign fighters of non-Syrian nationalities from “Iran-Afghanistan-Iraq” fighting alongside the Syrian regime.

It is worth noting that Russian forces have not handed over the salaries of fighters of the “8th Brigade” in Daraa for 5 months, for unknown reasons.

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